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Make your own way to the rafting office to meet your guide and begin your tour. Practice a few key safety maneuvers before heading out on the Balsa River.

The roughly 2.5-hour rafting trip takes you down 6 miles (10 kilometers) of class II to III white-water rapids that keep your adrenaline pumping. Work together with your group to paddle hard and navigate the water while your guide steers the raft and keeps you safe.

Stop along the way to rest, swim, snack, and admire views of the surrounding rain forest, with opportunities to see animals like sloths, howler monkeys, aquatic birds, and more.

The tour concludes with a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
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Arenal Rafting
This white-water rafting trip takes you through the middle of the Costa Rican rain forest while providing unbeatable adventure. Spike your adrenaline paddling down 2.5-hours of class II and III rapids, stopping to swim in secluded waters and admire tropical scenery along the way. Tour includes all equipment, safety training, and lunch.
  • Power down the Balsa River for a look at Costa Rica’s wild side
  • Chances to see sloths, monkeys, and more
  • Guided white-water rafting trip balances adventure and safety
  • Costa Rican-style lunch and snacks are included
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Reviewed 5 days ago
The specialist with kids

It is an essential destination for all those who travel to La Fortuna, if I like the strong emotions this is the ideal tour. The panorama of the route is beautiful and unique

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience

My 1st time trying whitewater rafting and it was so fun. The water was rough at the 1st half section. After that, at a mellow part, they let us jump out of the raft and float on our back. Our guide (Mario) was supper friendly,...More

Thank QU I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thank you Stanley the rafting guide.

Too much order and organization, it was an incredible time too. It could not have been better, they explained very well all the flora and fauna that there was in the surroundings and they taught us very well, they are fantastic classes.

1  Thank kylebailey70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Most fun in Costa Rica

Something different and incredible, I had the opportunity to go rafting in the best rafting in the area. The great service has no comparison, without words it is a complete excellence

Thank dwightholloway150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The rafting specialist

Balsa river was the best, We had a great time at the rafting trip, Arenal Rafting Company was highly recommended by friends , and so the hotel we were staying at book it for us, Very nice people Very professional.

Thank Billy W
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Michael G
17 August 2018|
Response from smbraggs | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing a minimum age but five might be a little young unless he/she a big five-year-old. You can contact them and ask.
30 June 2018|
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Response from Carah M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just provide them with your address and they come to you! We were picked up around 9 am in a 12 passenger van.
12 June 2018|
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Response from Barry104 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the same. 2.5 or so hours on the water plus travel to and from.
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